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FA« FOUft BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWJ SATURDAY, JANUARY «, THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KEWB CO. H. W. HAINBB, PublUber Y A. HAINES, Assistant Publkher A. A. FRSDRICKSON, Editor . HUMAN, Advertlilnt M*iu««r Bel* K»Uon«l Advertising ReprwenUtlvw: W«U»« Witmtr Co.. New York, ChiMfO. Detroit, AtlutU. Memphk. Entered u second clas« matter it the post- ettloe »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- pew, October 9. 1817. Member of Th« Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTtON RATES: By carrier in th« city ol BlytheviUe or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius oJ SO mile*. »5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; by mall outside. 60 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Th»t ye m»r be bUmel««« Hi* h«rml»», 4he ions of God, without rebuke, In <he mldtl at a crooked and p«Ter»« nation, vnonf whom ft thine u I If his In the world.—PhllippUni 2:15. + * + .No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being the better for it. without, some- bodj being helped and comforted by the very existence of thai goodness.—Phillips Brooks. Barbs A smart man is known by the money he keeps — putting into government bonds. * * * Why do people seek more hipplnew when the; «n Mini on); a small part of what they have? ' * ' * # Parents who art lucky enough to stumble onto the sort at toys Junior wants for his birthday tlM stumble over them. to women bow to ran a hou** It )•< Mother tt men 1 ! weakneaK*. * * * A funny low-down on high life I* when a ••1 *iep« into society by Bt*pptnf out caps M a eMidfclat*, accept pwhap* Hmtt- •4 fam«. Mayb« the firmness of th« Steven- eon rumors in a real lign of presidential intentions. But actually it'» pretty foolish to try to guess his plans. Indulging in this cat-and-mouse gam* may be exactly what he wants press and public to do at thin time. It might be a better story if the reporters disappointed Mr. Truman by not asking him for two or throe weeks what he is going to do. In anger at being cheated of his weekly contest, he might disclose some real information. NY's Welcome Blues This business of paying homage to visiting celebrities must have its headaches. One must suppose that Mayor Im- pellitteri of New York has a traffic department whose primary function is to see that two celebrities do not arrive at the steps of City Hall on the same day at Ihe same hour. New York hardly had finished honoring Capt. Kurt Carlsen, skipper of the famed Flying Enterprise, before it was time to welcome venerable Winston Churchill, Britain's prime minister. It would have been no surprise if the city had not found time in the interval to dismantle the replica of the Flying Enterprise's stern, which served as platform for Carlsen's welcome. In thst event, New York might have avoided embarrassment by advising Churchill, the self-atyled "former naval person," to show up in his old naval uniform, with cap worn slightly askew in the manner of the well-to-do tugboat captain. If nothing more, we'd have had a lot of reminiscing about the Atlantic Charter conferences, when he never could seem Jo get that cap straight. Will He Seek a Third Term? President Likes Speculation President Tniman is in the position President Roosevelt was in during early 1940, when a nation speculated whether > h« Intended to seek a third term. Mr. Truman obviously Is enjoying greatly the pwzlement of press and public over MB presidential plans. Th» day hardly goes by without "informed" declarations on both sides of the question. A congressman emerges from the White House to report the President's statement that he "never quits" anything he undertakes. : This it promptly interpreted as a •ign he is determined to run again. Then a reporter who says he has talked to someone who ought to know asserts flatly that.Mr. Truman has irrevocably made up his mind to retire 'next January. He even goes on to name the President's choice as a successor, and supplies details. The President himself is not a deep thinker, for all his avowed love of history and biography. He chafes under the necessity for dealing with heavy subjects laden with figures and other abstractions. But thrust him into the middle of this kind of speculation, with its inevitable good-natured banter, and he ia happy. His news conferences show plainly he regards this as his meat. We don't get much solid information from those little seances. Mr. Truman does not intend that we should. For instance, about all we learned for sure a week or so ago was that he would make his decision regardless of the identity of the Republican nominee. Up co now, the wise men have been saying he was most likely to run if Senator Taft were his opponent. One other hard nugget has recently been mined. A new name has been tossed in as a possible successor. It is that of Gov. Adlai Stevenson, one-term governor of Illinois. Stevenson's Democratic regime has been vnted a smashing success. He won election by the largest margin ever given a governor candidate in Illinois. Recently he announced for re-election, and then astounded political circ-lcs by inviting Republicans to put up the strongest possible opponent—so the people would win in any event. From several quarters the report now comes that Stevenson is the President's current favorite to replace him. The argument nma that Chief Justice Vinson is his No. 1 choice, but that many circumstances work against his availability. Stevenson is theoretically available, has a good foreign affairs background, Views of Others Put It Where It's Needed The House of Representatives, after 40 minutes of debate, voted J*9 to 8S to give «11 men In the armed forces » tint pay Increase at ID per cent, at • total estimated cost at »833,000,000. Republicann seemed as eager to Join the parade as Democrat*. Member* ot the "economy bloc" went along, too. Those who defended the barring of amendment* did »o, they ti*r, lest the bill he amended another $500,000,000 worth. No one would wish to deny aid to UIDM In uniform who have been hit, an ha* »!mo«t «v- eryone, by the rise In the cost of living. Pay adjustments were voted civilian federal employee! last year. But in vie- of lcc-..lr^ Treaiurjr deficit* It seems not unfair to aslcfwhether all In the armed forces are being pinched by Inflation or pinched to the same degree. YOUIIB enlisted men without dependent* certainly are little aftect«l. The government take* the shock of Inflation here through the cost of providing them food, clothing, and quarters. Young officers without dependenta feel Inflation more, since they must provide for them»elve» except In the field. But most of these fare better financially than In civilian life. Those who do suffer from rising cost* are the families of enlisted men and of officers of the lesser ranks. The former could be aided by a substantial Increase In family allowances; the latter by an increase In quarters and subsistence p«y. Such an approach, we believe, would accomplish what most congressmen and their constituents really want^whlch Isn't Just to glvs Pfc. Bachelor and Lieutenant Shavetail mora money to spend on liberty. And—one more Item, apparently forgotten In the House stampede. Men in the battle zones still are awaiting combat pay. This bill would have- Ihem paid the same as clerks buck In a Tokyo quartermaster depot. Let us hope that the Senate, when the bill comes before that august body, will use better discrimination and display a little more political courage. —CHTUST1AN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEYvSAY "Any Idea Where We're Going? once over lightly- A. A. In global circles, the U. 6. and inhabitant* thereof haw tained a reputation for being a gay sort of outfit always Interested in ft good laugh at nearly anybody's expense. Including our own. Such to still the case, but I've been wondering U some of th» chuckles aren't a. little forced. What with our comic opera Mat* Department and a United Nation* straight out of Gilbert 4 Sullivan and an AItce-in-Wonderl»nd federal government, we're just lou*v with' I gag material. A lobe's hardlr a Jok« >«ter fdion't Washington Column — US. Budget Needs Trimming, But Where Will Congress Snip? WASHINGTON (NBA) — How iuch "butter" there is In the 85 Dillon dollar budget will be the most Important point for Congress determine, in analyzing Presi- Truman's money Congres* men, businessmen and taxpayers in gen- can and probably will object strenuously to the President's Peter proposals to crease taxes. in- But when all the screaming In over, aomebody is going to have to sit down quietly with i sharp pencil to i what expenditures can he crossed off, to nmfce further tax increases unnecessary.. If that Isnl done, the only alternative is to imbalance the budget »nd go back to deficit financing. Borrowing money in this fashion will mean increasing the national debt to 274.9 billion dollars, which Is just under the present 215 billion dollar national debt limit. Pour figure* ate Important In determining where tne budget might be cut. The President proposes spending fil billion dollars for na- onal defense. That's where the ajor cuts. If any, will have to be Rd«. A little over six billion dollars Is rmarked for Interest on the pub- c debt. That can't be cut out bc- ause It's a fixed charge. A little p er four billion dollars is earmark I for payments to veterans. That on't be cut because Congress won't and for it. Wiere Yim They Use the Axet 1 am not ninnlni, but I am not running ay: ay from the opportunity of running.—Sen. Esles Ke- fnuver on the Democratic presidential nomination. * * * To be a working girl in this country ts an honor, and foreign girls should take it easy with the gold digging. This is a big country. They'll never beat Fort Knox.—French movie actress Corinn* Calvct on America. * * * I think it will always be a popular Idea in any country that somehow if only the *'blg shots" at the top could gel together they could settle the matter,—Geoffrey Crowher, editor of the London Economist. * * * Now Ik is an old political custom, of course, for candidates to try to escape the embarrassing consequences of their »elf-Indulgence by leaving the baby on somebody else's doorstep.—Benjamin Falrless. president of U. S, StM Corp. » * * You can o* corrupt without beinf Illegal.— L. VU. All other expenses of government are estimated at Just a little Tinder 10 billion dollars. So when anyone gets up and makes a speech to the effect that "10 billion dollars could be cut out of non-defense spending in Washington without the least trouble," he means only ons tiling. He means that the whole Federal government should be abolished, including Congress, the Federal courts, the FBI, the Post Office department and everything else. Any demagogue who advocates saving 10 billion dollars that way is obviously talking through his hat. When President Truman sent up his budget for the current fiscal 'ear In January 1951, he asked for expenditures of 11.6 billion dollars. There were all kinds of speeches made to the effect that this figure could and would be cut from three o nine billion dollars. What H dually happened is now revealed in the new budget message. It shows the f?overtiment ex- jenditurcs for this year, all approved by Congress, will be 70.9 billion dollars. In short. Congress succeeded In cutting the President's bud;et for this year by less than one WUion dollars—700 million, approximately. Congress did vote btgger cuts than this. But Congress also voted to add almost as much in new appropriations as it cut. Checking- Uie President's Proposals So in looking to see haw much "butter" can be cut from next year's budget, the first checklist ^s in the Items of expense which the President proposes to increase next year, and those which he proposes illion dollars, for a net increase of 4,5 billion, from 70.9 billion this ear to 85.4 billion next year. He proposes to increase military xpenditures by 11.4 billion dollars rom 39.8 billion to 51.2 billion. It Is doubtful if any cuts will be made lere. It will be lucky if increases are held to 11 billion. Foreign aid and international re- ations expenses are to be increased by 3.6 billion dollars—from 7.2 nllion this year to 10.8 next year. There will be a fight on this and some cuts are likely, perhaps as much as 2 billion dollars. The President wants to Increase federal aid to education by 386 mil- to decrease. He proposes Increase of 16.2 billion dollars and decreases of I.' lion dollars. That will probably be cut. But a budgeted 260 million dollar increase in interest on publics debt can't be cut. All the other increases which the President proposes—for Increasing defense production, building new- power dams, aid to agriculture and general government—add up to only little over half a billion dollars. If eliminated completely, they would save no more money than that The items of government expense which the President himself says can be cut back include nearly a billion dollars' in reduced vc-Asrans benefits, half a billion In reduction of Maritime Administration, Civil Aeronautics Administration n n d Post Office Department, 200 million dollars less aid to housing and a minor cut in social security payments, due to increased employment. Government appropriation experts say that what all this adds up to Ls that if there any sizeable cuts in the budget, it will be a great as well as a pleasant surprise. The DOCTOR SAYS Br EDWIN* P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for SFA Service (First of a series of articles on diseases ot the heart and circulation.) The very name "heart disease" strikes terror In the minds of those who hear H. This Is unfortunate for several reasons, among them being the fact fjitit fright and worry Is of no use whatever. Heart disease Is merely a general label which covers a lot of different kinds of disorders of the heart, some of which can be effectively (reated, and many of which can be rendered far less menacing by appropriate management. It Is appropriate at this time, while the American Heart Association is conducting Its annual Heart Fund campaign for eight million dollars, to speak of .some of the progress which has already been made. It's also appropriate to mention the hopeful outlook for still further advances which the research made possible by YOUR dolliirs offers for the future. Among the important causes ol heart disease is rheumatic fever. If rheumatic fever can be eliminated, or better measures of prevention and treatment discovered, one of the major causes of heart disease will be conquered. Already, information has been obtained by our research workers which appears to Indicate that we are on the verge of great developments along this line. Another form of heart disease which was formerly common was that due to the disea.se, syphilis. Here progress has been slow, but remarkable and preventive measures may eventually eliminate this form of heart disease altogether. Even in the forms of heart disease associated 1 with aging such as coronary thrombosis, angina pectoris, or high blood pressure, methods of management have shown great 'mprovement, and it is virtually certain that more will be forthcoming. Cardiacs Find Employment Another phase of the heart disease problem which deserves emphasis is the changed attitude anymore unlew it stws Harry Truman or Eleanor HoowrcH. which has taken place in recent years towards the employment of those who are physically handicapped by some form of heart trouble. Enormous numbers of people who would formerly have been placed on the shelf are now usefully and satisfactorily employed in industry and in other worthwhile activities. Providing the work is adjusted to the physical condition, this is an advance of the first importance. Much of the improvement in the outlook for the patient with heart disease is due to the scientific work and leadership of the American Heart Association and its members. HARRY RATKS TOP beaucoup gage, oome clean, dirty, »omt r»«i htiarlow. torn* pretty med4ccre. But lomeUm** I wonder if th« reception such humor Iwit the hollow tor at clUMtu no* »<*u*]rr touted with mirth. Lord know*, thare't tome rlppfef Items reported from th» Washington squirrel-cage. Some true, som* fabricated but, what tht hell, anything for > chuckl«. Behind the gta- gllng, however. It seems that on* cnn hear the grinding of teeth auch backstops the sunny grin dfc- played when momma-In-law drop* in for a fortnight. There are probably as many gagmen fattening on Uncle'i gravy train as there are federal hireling*. When the men who' contrive th* hilarity for suoh « Skelton. Hop* and Benny run low on kngrutbi* stuff, they fliHg in a guftaw or two on Barry °r Eleanor or capital gains taxes or the inflated prio* of swimming pooli. ANOTHER HAPLESS Harry, name of Vaughan, used to eevvort around in his store-bought aoldtter'a suit and churn up a mess of gag material. His deep freeze Masco kept th« chuckles stirred up for quite a piece. Ri*C shenna nigana and influence peddlin? wer« the basis for many cute quips—on tb« air. In print or just 'tween oureelvec. Those—or that or them, whichever 'tis—mink were (or was) a scream. Laugh I Lawsy, I thought I'd die every time I thought about one of those Washington wive* parading around in a passel of pelt* that a little of my withholding might be invested in. , And llssen, brother.—if you've heard this one, don't stop me—if you think these tax jokes were funny last year, just wait till you get an earful of the new ones about 1952 model tithes. Harry wants the bite a little deeper this year, and you ought to see them taxpayers rolling in the aisles. • * • THIS HAKRY's JUST a yard-wide vein of rich gag material. He reads his store-bought -speeches with air of a vaudeville comedian has busted his last seltzer bottle ith <-<">m\ ,n who^£ N .HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind he Screen: Franlc Sinatra's lavish ence-repairing party for the press ollowlng the preview of UI's "Meet Danny Wilson," didn't give him much chance to meet the scribes— inly a (ew showed up. Most of the press admittance Method In Their Modestj For the first time in Hollywood's pnblicity-mnd history. producers are Insisting that their names be lelt OFF the screen. TVs the reason, Ail credits are being deleted by movie producers leasing their film.' arris, like mine, were filed In the ] to television to avoid squawks and •astebasket. Frank's co-st-ar, Sheliey Winters, howed up for the preview but kipped the party. Insiders claim that Prank failed o send Shelley an invitation, (they 'ueded throughout the picture), and the stmlio finally gave her a bid after she screamed: "It's MY picture. Why wasn't I .nvited?" Oh well, Ara still loves him. • • • There's been so much delay on the Rita Hay worth movie, says Alan Wilson, that they're calling It -Affairs In Trinlgraudnd. 1 Frankie Lalne'c. doctors novc believe that A throat operation will be unnecessary. But he has to be as silent p~s Jane Wyman in "Johnny Belinda" until he open?, at a Miami Beach night club at the end o! February, • • • Jane Russell has been ordered by I boycotts from theater owners. rounds of hearts and two roiinds "f trum ps. Then S ou th ru ffs h is fourth heart with dummy's last trump—provided that the same opponent has Tour hearts and three trumps. The idea Is a good one. but how do you go about It? If you draw two rounds of trumps and then take the top hearts and give up a heart, you are sure to land flat on your nose. East will win the third heart and return his last trump to take the last trump out of the 75 Years In Biytheville — Openings tn the Caruthersville sea wall were being closed today with sand bags in preparation for record high water in the Mississippi. Cairo. III.: Army engineers today dynamited the fuse plug levee on the Missouri side just south of here, sending flood waters over 131,000 acres of land lying Just north of New Madrid. Osceola Ls sending off relief vlc- tims to Memphis where there are more adequate facilities Cor caring for them. The water at the foot of Big and run out of custard pies and h as resor ted to imitations of a schoolboy reciting Browning. We chuckle at quips about his wardrobe, his success as a businessman, and his correspondence with critics. The way that man pends money is a panic. Lot of real clever remarks made about that. Tax collectors are still bona fide laugh proeoecti. Much of the material from Washington doesn't even have to b* worked over—it's ridiculous In it» native form, especially when related with a straight face. Oh, this is a humoroue era. Ovr officials are down* and their hirelings are oafs and bureaucrat* art always good for & laugh. Wife our season tickets, purchased each Mar. 15, we have bought us Quit* a. comedy show. Of course, we thought we were buying a little governmaot. Maybe that's why &omt of th* laughter get* a touch hysterical and dies down quicfc. -^ To wild-eyed exhibitors who corn- See HOLLYWOO1> on I'age 8 dummy. It only i.'i" do you no good to draw one round of trumps and + JACOBY ON BRIDGE The Idea h Great, But Method Is Hard By OSWALD JACOBY Written for M-A Service The bridge tournament In St. Paul next weekend Is called a winter carnival, perhaps because the | local players expect, to liave a carnival nlayinp rings around, all the out-of-town experts. It wouldn't surprise me If they dirt just, that, for Minneapolis and St, Paul have about as many bridge stars to the square foot as you're likely to find in any part of the dive vou an idea of how NORTH VK62 » JS54 4 A54 WKST V107 »Q1 + J1093 BAST *652 Sooth her studio to be silent on Ihe sub- , ncy p]av T s i,i, mlt today's, hand— Ject of her cravings foi .-.-/.other! pt!l y fA recently by Ed Burns of adopted child. It whittles down the glamor. Jane was even told not to bring 16-month-old Tommy Kavanaugh to the studio again. • » • The romance Ls too hot to be kept mum, so I'm telling ITIII that It was gorgeous, blonde Diane Gar- retl who brought Robert Taylcr Minneapolis. West, opened the jack of clubs, and dummy won with the ace. Burns saw that he had to lose two club tricks, but that wouldn't bother him tf he coxilii find a way lo avoid the loss ot two heart tricks. There would be no problem at back from Europe In such, a hurry.! nil u each opponent held three It's developing into a bonfire. [hearts. South could cash the top * * * j hearts and plve up one heart either Medics have strapped up Tdfti'oeforc or after he drew trumps. Lupino's back and advised her Uialj The problem Is to provide she may have to take to bed to in-[against a 4-2 break in hearts. This 4 4k +KQ3 SOUTH (D) * AKQJ It VAS43 • A 4761 North-South vul. Ww» North Eut Pass 1 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening le^d — 4 J Lake apparently had stand today .at a stage of feet, all time record high. HAM Vegetable Stew Answer to Prcvtou* Punt* then lead out three rounds of pearls, in that case. East can take Lwo club tricks, and then lead a fourth heart to let West over-ruff the dummy. Ed Bums made the solution look very easy. At the second Irlck ho led a low heart from dummy and played a low heart from his own hand, allowing the opponents to win the tricks. Now the defenders could take their clubs, hut they could not interfere with Ed's plans. He could safely draw two rounds of trumps, cash the ace and kin? of hearts, and ruff his last hc.irt with dummy's last trump to make HORIZONTAL 1 Orange-red vegetable 7 Love apple 13 Oxidizing enzyme 14 Lariats 15 Its waters opened for the Israelites 16 Take into custody 17 Profound 18 Capuchin monkey 20 Writing fluids 21 Intends 23 Vassal 27 Comments 32 Glandular organs 34 Keep 35 Reluctant 36Saltferous 37 Bothers 39 Wash lightly 40 Periods ol time 42 Famous English school 46 Born 47 Pasteboard 51 Armed fleet S3 Trader 55 Bred 56 Handled 57 Peaceful 58 Approached VERTICAL 1 Stout string 2 On the sheltered side 3 Interpret 4 Grate 5 Monosao 6 Irritate 7 Teachers 8 Over (poet.) 9 The sea (comb, form) 10 Solar disk 11 Assignment 12 Hops' kilns 19 River in Switzerland 21 English river 22 Soils 23 Blow with open hand 24 Exist 25 Class of vertebrates 26 Green (her.) 28 Husband of Gudrun 29 Precipitation 30 Ancient Chinese Instruments 31 To cut 33 Night song 38 Grade of oil 41 Fortification 42 Auricles 43 Woody plant 44 Persian t*ntmak«v 46 Nostril 47 House (Sp.) 49 Plexu* 50 - Scoli case 52 Low haunt _ 54 Compai* poM

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